Germany to U.S.: Match North Korea Overture with Talks with Iran
2017-10-01 14:48:01 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that he was “probing” opportunities for dialogue with North Korea about its nuclear weapons program and called for Washington to take a similar step with Iran...
Catalans Occupy Voting Stations: Defy Madrid's Efforts to Stop Referendum
2017-09-30 14:32:10 UTC
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Supporters of Catalan independence began occupying polling stations on Friday, setting up a possible confrontation with police who have been ordered to clear them out by Sunday morning to ensure a referendum ca...
Catalonia's Leader: 'Everything prepared' for Catalan Vote: Madrid Says No
2017-09-29 13:44:35 UTC
Catherine MacDonald, Marco Trujillo
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s leader made clear his government was determined to go ahead with a Sunday vote on independence that Madrid calls illegal and which has thrust Spain into its most dramatic pol...
Time for European Leadership with France and Germany at its Heart
2017-09-29 07:20:49 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitions for the European Union and said his ideas could be the foundation for “intense” Franco-German cooperation on the future of Europe.
Macron reiterated his view t...
Emmanuel Macron Sets Out Progressive Vision For EU
2017-09-26 16:47:29 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron offered a sweeping vision for a renewal of Europe on Tuesday, calling for the EU to cooperate more closely on defense, immigration, tax and social policy, and for the single currency bloc to have ...
Merkel Wins German Election With Progressive Agenda
2017-09-25 06:57:50 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has claimed a mandate to form a new German government after her conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term.
She conceded that her party "would have preferred a better result." But...
Far-Right Populist Party Strikes Fear in Germany
2017-09-22 14:48:30 UTC
The German election is only days away, but in Berlin, you could be forgiven for not realizing that anything important was happening at all. The lead-up to the election has been characterized by tediousness and ennui over the inevitability of a fou...
UN: Germany Condemns Trumpian "National Egoism"
2017-09-22 01:04:40 UTC
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned against "national egoism" in world politics on Thursday in his first speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
"This worldview describes the world as an arena, a kind of battleground, in which ...
Angela Merkel Slams Trump’s Threat to ‘Destroy’ North Korea
2017-09-21 19:33:34 UTC
BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was highly critical of US President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations. In the speech, Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea.
"I am against threats of this kind. And speaking for mys...
Brexit: 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain
2017-09-18 14:51:50 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Around 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe’s single market, according to a Reuters survey of firms employing the bulk of workers in in...
EU-U.S. Data Pact Faces Major Test
2017-09-17 16:35:49 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers will undergo its first annual review on Monday, with Europe seeking to ensure Washington has lived up to its promises to protect the dat...
Turkey Angry at Germany For Kurdish Protests in Cologne
2017-09-16 23:42:44 UTC
COLOGNE/ ANKARA - Turkey has summoned Germany's ambassador after more than 10,000 Kurds rallied in Cologne. The rally was in support of Kurdish independence as well as the jailed leader of the banned PKK.
Turkey summoned the German ambassador t...
Merkel will not limit number of refugees entering Germany
2017-09-13 06:02:30 UTC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has "guaranteed" she will oppose any limit on the number of migrants entering Germany. The chancellor's remarks just days before the German election.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters on Monday she did ...
Pope Francis Condemns Climate Change Skeptics
2017-09-11 21:25:58 UTC
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its caus...
Macron backs Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund to counter economic shocks
2017-09-07 17:57:39 UTC
ATHENS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed Germany’s idea of a European Monetary Fund (EMF) to counter economic shocks in euro zone member states but stressed the ultimate goal of deeper integration should remain a euro...
Pope Francis Consulted Psychoanalyst in the 1970's
2017-09-01 16:34:23 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Pope Francis saw a Jewish psychoanalyst once a week for six months during the 1970s and found the experience beneficial, the pontiff was quoted as saying in a new book.
“For six months, I went to her once a week to shed light ...
German Admits Selling Gun to Munich Shooter
2017-08-28 17:37:18 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - A 32-year-old German man admitted in court on Monday that he sold the weapon used by a teenage gunman who killed nine people in Munich last year, a court spokesman said, adding that the defendant told relatives he felt sorry for...
Barcelona Attackers Evaded Checks Designed to Prevent Attacks
2017-08-28 17:29:16 UTC
MADRID (Reuters) - A jihadist cell that killed 16 people in a double attack in Catalonia earlier this month managed to evade controls specifically intended to detect potential threats, Spain’s interior minister said on Monday, promising to review ...
Euro Strengthened By EU Economic Growth
2017-08-28 00:29:56 UTC
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The euro surged to its highest level since January 2015 against the dollar early on Monday.
The euro advanced 0.3 percent to $1.1953 on Monday, extending Friday’s 1 percent jump.
“The EUR bulls will feed off anything th...
Merkel stands by decision to open Germany's borders to refugees
2017-08-27 19:50:20 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers.
In an i...
Ukraine's Tuberculosis Problem Concerns Europe
2017-08-25 18:43:12 UTC
ODESSA, Ukraine — In the Ukrainian tourist destination of Odessa, a port on the Black Sea, holidaymakers mingle with internally displaced people from the country’s war-torn east, local Roma, students, and economic migrants from Central Asia and th...
Turkey will never be a member of the EU under Erdogan says German FM
2017-08-25 01:11:16 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey will never be a member of the European Union as long as it is governed by Tayyip Erdogan, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday, accusing the Turkish president of failing to take accession talks with the...
Germany's top politician wants US nukes out of his country
2017-08-23 17:10:25 UTC
Germany's top politician from the Social Democratic Party, Martin Schulz has vowed to remove US nuclear weapons from Germany's soil if he defeats Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming election.
Trump's conflict with North Korea "shows more ...
Germany hits Erdogan with call to back Turkish democracy
2017-08-22 16:38:41 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and the rest of Europe should back the "democratically minded" majority of Turks who do not support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Germany's foreign minister said in remarks likely to hurt Berlin's relations with Ankara...
Merkel: Erdogan misuses Interpol warrants for his purposes
2017-08-21 08:26:42 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agen...